Job advert: Medical/Clinical Director, Ashburn Clinic

Advertisement June 2021

A unique and rare opportunity is available at Ashburn Clinic – we are seeking a Medical/Clinical Director to lead the senior leadership team which oversees all aspects of the organisation.

About Ashburn Clinic

Ashburn Clinic is a not-for-profit rehabilitation clinic and therapeutic community in Dunedin. We work in partnership with people with mental health and addiction difficulties to improve their well-being and quality of life. Established in 1882, Ashburn provides public- and privately-funded inpatient services to people from all over New Zealand, as well as outpatient services in Otago/Southland.

Located in a beautiful setting on the outskirts of Dunedin, Ashburn Clinic has established a physical and social environment where support and self-discovery thrive.

About the position

The Medical/Clinical Director is employed by the Ashburn Hall Charitable Trust as the Chief Executive of Ashburn Clinic, acting as the employer of approximately 80 medical, nursing, allied health, administrative and casual staff.

Working collaboratively with the leadership team, consisting of the Director of Nursing and Allied Health, Quality Director, and Director of Strategy and Operations, the Medical/Clinical Director ensures clinical services are delivered to the highest standard and the organisation’s business objectives are delivered.

The holder of the position is the:

  • Chief Executive of Ashburn Clinic
  • Manager and Leader of the Ashburn Clinic Leadership Team
  • Director of Clinical Services

Key portfolios of the position include oversight of clinical services, human and environmental resource management, and business activities.

About the successful candidate

The Medical/Clinical Director contributes to the promotion, growth and maintenance of the therapeutic community culture at Ashburn Clinic. We are looking for someone who shares similar values to the organisation and has an interest in psychotherapeutic models of practice. They will have a clinical background in a related field such as psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, nursing or allied health.

They will have considerable knowledge and experience, and will have demonstrated a high standard of clinical work within their discipline of mental health. They will have senior leadership experience, particularly in strategic planning and service development, team leadership and performance management, clinical direction and supervision.

Additional experience in financial, operational and human resource management would add strength to an application.

About the process

We believe this is an excellent leadership position working in complex, challenging but incredibly rewarding environment. This is a forward focused role with a uniquely large scope, working in a highly collaborative culture. To receive a full position description contact:

For a confidential discussion on the position, please contact John Adams through Ashburn Clinic on 03 260 7230.